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Cork Bar & Restaurant, Wilkes Barre, PA

Cork Bar & Restaurant

4.1
4.1
263 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cork Restaurant opened in Wilkes-Barre in 2007, bringing an innovative, hospitality-focused concept with a unique array of dining, cocktail and wine menus. Cork is located in a quaint neighborhood in the north end of Wilkes-Barre and is a place where customers become friends. Our spacious, multi-level floor plan features a classy, yet contemporary decor and a relaxed cosmopolitan ambiance perfect for dining or entertaining. Cork’s second floor dining area provides the ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or a larger dinner group of friends or family. Visit Cork Bar & Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre today for hospitality at its finest!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (570) 270-3818
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    https://corkdining.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Cork has become a favorite venue for rehearsal dinners, showers, business luncheons and dinners, birthday gatherings, fundraisers, holiday parties, organizational dinners, meetings, and more. To learn more about hosting your next party or dinner at Cork Restaurant, please contact General Manager, Carolyn Falzone Saporito at info@corkdining.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Wilkes-Barre
  • Cross street
    Elm Street
  • Parking details
    We have two parking lots in the rear of the restaurant as well as street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 263 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Overall

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Food

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Service

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Best Value

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for business meals

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Lively

  • Central Pennsylvania

    Most Booked

263 Reviews
  1. EdwardK

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great chicken parmesan dinner, generous portion, and salmon oreganato dinner. The only issue was table was near the door, and as it was cold and windy, whenever the door opened it was felt. But dinner was definitely good.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not worth the $50 price for sushi rice risotto, burnt short rib, under seasoned yet perfectly cooked tagliatelle, tasteless bisque, cold mushroom app. 100% certified expensive garbage, go to Olive Garden get the same thing

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meals as expected! We were seated at our reservation time no waiting, service was great even for a very busy night, and the meals were outstanding from the appetizers to dessert, always a great choice for any occasion

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  4. Sean

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We had eaten here many years ago when it was under different management and had a great experience. Tonight, was not even close to what it was like before. First red flag was that we were sat outside, in the parking lot, under a tent. They attempted to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but it did help much. They had heaters, but that didn’t help with our legs and feet. It was below 30 degrees and we were freezing. My husband got his appetizer but they brought me the wrong one. It was 15 minutes later, if not longer, before I got the right appetizer. Our soup and salads were alright. Nothing fancy. For the main course my husband had the shrimp and scallop scampi and I had the shrimp and scallop Alfredo. Both dishes were bland and had no flavor. My Alfredo was swimming in so much sauce it was inedible. The shrimp and scallops tasted like they were sitting in hot water. Everything was in desperate need of seasoning. Service was good. They can’t be faulted for the environment that the owns have put them in. This was not a restaurant setting nor was it a romantic experience. We were extremely cold, the food was awful, and that effected the experience. We will not be returning to this so called restaurant ever again.

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  5. JamesStar

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    by far one of the best Wilkes Barre City based restaurants. Great food. Great seasonal menus plus some great standards to choose from. Staff has always been outstanding and continues to be on my monthly rotation of restaurants.

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  6. kjab

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a “booth” and when we got there we were escorted outside to their tent, seated at a table on metal chairs, outside. There was no mention of being seated outside anywhere in open table. We were definitely disappointed and no one had any answers for us. It was cold so we asked to turn the heater on which took about 20 minutes. This made the table next to us very unhappy even though they were all sitting in their coats, because ya know, we were outside in winter. There were only three servers (none of which is their fault), and multiple tables complained about not being waited on and waiting for their food while we were there. The table next to us waited well over an hour before finally leaving. We waited a little over an hour for our food. The food was good, but not sit outside unexpectedly in the winter for over an hour good. Don’t recommend and definitely not going back.

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  7. DavidW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quiet cozy atmosphere great price nobody on cell phones

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  8. RobertH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and exceptional food. We have dined there twice now and loved both times.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not sure why all the 4 and 5 stars for this place. It’s a very average neighborhood restaurant IMO. Food is ok. Service is fairly slow. Not sure I’d rush back.

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  10. Mangia

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced , terrible service & poor food quality ... very disappointing meal !

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  11. JodyS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were exceptional and great desserts. If you are looking for a place for food that is a little unique then this is the place. We have been here several times and have never been disappointed.

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  12. BobS

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great service. Would recommend.

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  13. ToniaB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time @Cork Bar & Restaurant - and it again exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, portions were large and everything was freshly made. All of the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The bar drinks are well made. My husband and I were in no hurry and just wanted to enjoy a night out; we made our waitress aware and she in no way hurried us along. She checked on us often and made sure we had everything we needed. They were extremely busy Saturday night; but all of the staff handled it well and with a smile on their faces. We will absolutely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation. Booked table for 2. Showed up and they put us outside in a tent in the cold with no notification of that in Open Table. Was taking my Mom there to celebrate beating cancer and was very upset and left.

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  15. Glamourgirl10

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Doesn’t look like much from outside- but it’s a charming pub inside with a fantastic menu. The food is fresh and unique and the drink specials are trendy and refreshing! Luanne was a great server.

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  16. LaurieP

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. Menu was wonderful, drinks fabulous!

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  17. JROSS

    Poconos

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service with friendly patrons and staff. Thank you!

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  18. CarlaD

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, from the soup to the entree, was fabulous. Portions were huge, both of us had meal left to take home. Our server was friendly, attentive and constantly checking on us! Definitely going back!

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  19. KevinV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cork is not only one of the best restaurants in Wilkes-Barre but also all of NEPA as well. The staff there is top notch as I've never has any service issues and the food is out of this world!! I would recommend Cork to anyone looking for an incredible meal with a nice quiet ambience.

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  20. callier

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food! Had the crab cakes and they were fabulous.

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  21. KennethN

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to relax and have consistently good food. Great prices and nice portions!

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  22. KrisD

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was excellent. The bar dining area was cold. Ate with our jackets on.

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  23. Brunchisgreat

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never again. Staff are unprofessional, speaking loudly about customers right at the bar. Didn’t break up an argument between two unrelated parties about their check. We walked out after waiting to be seated for thirty minutes and witnessing that whole mess.

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  24. MariaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious delightful and fast service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived early. Seated upstairs. Little cold. Server was phenomenal! She was young and knew exactly what to do and how to handle her many tables! Knew the beer list off the top of her head. Too bad we don’t live close or we would be back! Hidden gem. Sending love to the staff from a fine dining head server. Stay blessed in 2024 and keep killing it to our server!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. They should have let you known it was a limited menu. Prices were missing on appetizers and desserts, as well as drink menu. I don't like hard cold bread.

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  27. JosephL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Nice portions, wonderfully prepared. Drinks were excellent. Very large pours. Menu is creative, but not too "trendy". Will be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites! A great restaurant for a date night where everyone can find something they love to eat.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a bad experience-had a show to get to and was told we could be accommodated in the one hour time frame - one hour later and we still didn’t have our appetizers, so had to cancel our meal and leave.

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  30. PatrickF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was phenomenal!! Definitely recommend to anyone who likes fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a little loud there last evening, but there was a Christmas party going on. Tis the season. Food was good Danielle our server was awesome!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I specifically chose this restaurant for my group to meet for dinner before a play at the theater two blocks away. The theater website recommended this restaurant, likely because of its proximity. However, making reservations for 90 minutes before the opening act was a huge mistake on my part. when the food arrived at our table it was literally 85 minutes in to our visit. This is the first time I have ever asked to pay for my meal before receiving it.  I was so embarrassed as my group shoveled their food right from the plate into their to go box and hurried off to the show thinking maybe they would eat it later. Apparently this restaurant was hosting a party at their facility at least that was the reason we were given.

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  33. NancyN

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were going to an event at the Mohegan Sun Arena and didn’t want a chain restaurant to grab food from beforehand. This was an amazing little find. Quaint dining room upstairs, friendly staff and delicious food. We were too stuffed from dinner to have dessert so that will have to wait for next time. Wish we lived closer so we could come back more often. Unfortunately it will have to wait for the next time we’re in the area.

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  34. Robert

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed with the service and food. Our pork chop was over cooked and our food was cold. We were also upcharged for a Caesar salad and we did not know we would be. Then the waitress brought the wrong drink and charged us for it as well.

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  35. Miss

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Sat us outside and it was 30 degrees and heaters weren’t working. Overcharged on the bill which had to point out. Disappointed.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good drinks. Great food. Server was attentive. Recommended.

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  37. Love2DineOut

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely evening we had. The service was outstanding. Rachel was our server, she is delightful. Very attentive and knowledgeable about food and drinks. The bartender made some of the best drinks we have ever had, also very attentive and knowledgeable. Our food was outstanding, and quite a portion I might add. Just delicious. I didn’t think we had room for dessert, so glad we did. The raspberry cake was so moist and light. This just might be our new go-to place. We loved it.

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  38. WilliamB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here before seeing Shane Gillis at the Kirby center. Everything was great! The food was outstanding and the service was good as well. Would go again if ever out that way

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  39. PaulH

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Nice little Gem for Wilkes-Barre. Did not see the upstairs seating but heard after we were there it was the better place to be.

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  40. MichaelB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Outside is not good. Slope of ground disconcerting and uncomfortable. Reserve inside. Food is good

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FAQs

Cork Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 270-3818.

Cork Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cork Bar & Restaurant

463 Madison St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18705

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elm Street
  • Neighborhood
    Wilkes-Barre
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have two parking lots in the rear of the restaurant as well as street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (570) 270-3818
  • Catering
    https://corkdining.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Cork has become a favorite venue for rehearsal dinners, showers, business luncheons and dinners, birthday gatherings, fundraisers, holiday parties, organizational dinners, meetings, and more. To learn more about hosting your next party or dinner at Cork Restaurant, please contact General Manager, Carolyn Falzone Saporito at info@corkdining.com.
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